We are committed to providing professional police services and safety to our community in a manner in which we, ourselves expect.
SLPD values teamwork which fosters cooperation through a positive work culture and partnership with the community. We encourage and share ideas and goals, while respecting diversity and individuality.
The San Leandro Police Department values ethical and honest employees who are dependable to the organization and the community we proudly serve.
We honor the professional standards of the law enforcement community and proudly adhere to the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics in the service we provide. We value quality training for personal and professional growth and hold ourselves and each other accountable for maintaining high standards.
We are committed to providing quality service in a timely manner using technology as a valuable resource.
The Six Pillars of Character
TRUSTWORTHINESS RESPECT RESPONSIBILITY
FAIRNESS CARING CITIZENSHIP
The Six Pillars of Character are ethical values to guide our choices. The standards of conduct that arise out of those values constitute the ground rules of ethics, and therefore of ethical decision-making.
The Six Pillars act as a multi-level filter through which to process decisions. So, being trustworthy is not enough – we must also be caring. Adhering to the letter of the law is not enough – we must accept responsibilities for our action or inaction.
In short, the Six Pillars can dramatically improve the ethical quality of our decisions, and thus our character and lives. In 2011, the San Leandro Police Department adopted these pillars of character and incorporated them into the promotional process.